If you aren’t following my Instagram, you are missing out on the #waterfallselfie barrage that is occurring. Find me @roryseiter.This tributary to the Stillaguamish has had fantastic fishing this summer. The flows are starting to finally drop so much that I will avoid this area for a while. There is small stream fishing and there is fishing that is detrimental to the fish.Instead, I am taking my friends on bushwhacking adventures and occasionally hook into some small fish.The places that fly fishing takes us is well worth it. Sometimes it is sketchy, sometimes it is uncomfortable, most of the time it is just absolutely beautiful.
Having a Monday off, Hoang, Lando, and I decided to head out for a small local hike. We always like to find new places, so we chose Cherry Creek Falls from the Washington Trails Association website. It was a beautiful and easy hike in. Don’t forget to turn immediately after the largest creek crossing.
When the sun came out, we loved being in the water.
Hoang couldn’t help himself and had to climb to the top of the falls to check his Instagram. While he was up there, this Water Ouzel kept me thoroughly entertained. Check out the hungry mouths that had to constantly be fed!
All in all I would highly recommend this hike for anyone looking for a close and easy hike near Seattle. Waterfalls, wildlife, and we never saw another person at the falls. Know of any other great hikes in the area? Leave them in the comments. Thanks!
In the summer, I love to fish the creeks, river, and lakes in the mountains.
Holy moly, these are good. We had something like this at In The Red recently.
Step one: Get dates. Costco has the best deals. But you have to remove the seed yourself.Next, push as much goat cheese as possible in the center. This is messy and it helps if you like to lick your fingers when you are finished. If not, find a dog that loves cheese. I have one that you can borrow.
If you are feeling frisky, or want to add something special to these, you can push in some walnuts or almonds. This was supposed to replace the bacon for the vegetarian in the house. Nothing replaces bacon. And she didn’t complain when the bacon grease seeped onto her dates.
Leaving Seattle at 3:30 on Friday of Memorial Day weekend seemed like a bad idea. I knew that if we wanted to have some fun and beat the crowds, we would need to go somewhere close, but also somewhere out of town. As much as I can’t wait to have a bonfire at Golden Gardens or something that all of the locals seem to enjoy, I keep heading East to the mountains. I was looking for the trailhead for Mt. Si, but putting “Mt. Si trailhead” into the map app in my phone led me to the Little Si trailhead. Either way, we were hiking. The Lando dog needed an adventure, so we went for it.
There is apparently some decent rock climbing out here at the Little Si. Remembering a lifetime ago when I was into that sort of thing, I was intrigued.
One of the things that I can’t get over is how fucking green everything is out here. I love Colorado and always will, but these lush forests are nothing like anything I have seen since Hawai’i. I see why people say that the northwest is so beautiful.
I love the Photosynth app. It takes great panorama pictures. But it makes me take pictures all of the time. This trail is awesome. Not long or strenuous, like Goldilocks, it is just right.
Lots of water, lots of mud. Bridges help to cross the too marshy areas. Photo highlights courtesy of the Camera Plus app.
The best picture of the summit of Little Si. These survey markers intrigue me. I always think that they are so cool.
In other news, school is nearly finished this quarter. Human Nutrition and Anatomy and Physiology 1 are about to be owned. I feel like a doctor due to all of the knowledge that I have acquired from this quarter. I just need to finish the next couple of weeks strong and I will be ready for summer. More fishing needs to occur.
A lot of things have changed. My new place has apples growing outside and a fireplace that is attached to the thermostat. Lando enjoys chasing squirrels, birds, and neighborhood cats.
That is about it for now. School starts soon. The holidays are about to start and hopefully end.